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Top 6 Indian Romantic Movies with Heartrending Endings: Watch on OTT Platforms

By magicpin

Updated - May 9, 20244 min read

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Love stories have a unique way of captivating our hearts, and when blended with tragedy, they leave an indelible mark on our souls. In this blog, we journey through the realm of Indian cinema to explore five romantic masterpieces that not only melted hearts but also left audiences emotionally shattered.


From the classic tale of Devdas to the soulful melodies of Rockstar, let's dive into the world of love, pain, and poignant endings.


1. Devdas:


Set in the early 1900s, "Devdas" is a tragic tale of love, sacrifice, and societal constraints. Devdas (Shah Rukh Khan), a wealthy young man, is torn apart from his childhood love, Paro (Aishwarya Rai), due to class differences. Unable to marry Paro, Devdas descends into alcoholism, while Paro enters a loveless marriage. As the story unfolds, Devdas's unrequited love and self-destructive behavior lead to a heart-wrenching climax, showcasing the destructive power of societal norms on human emotions.



Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit

OTT Platform: Available on Netflix

Release Year: 2002



2. Aashiqui 2:


Aashiqui 2" tells the story of Rahul, a once-famous singer drowning in self-destructive behavior, and Aarohi, a talented singer with dreams of stardom. As their love blossoms, Rahul's battle with alcoholism and his inner demons threatens to tear them apart. Their emotional journey is a rollercoaster of passion, pain, and sacrifice, ultimately leading to a heart-wrenching and tragic conclusion.



Director: Mohit Suri

Actors: Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor

OTT Platform: Available on Amazon Prime Video

Release Year: 2013



3. Kal Ho Naa Ho:


"Kal Ho Naa Ho" is a heartwarming Indian romantic drama that follows the story of Naina, Aman, and Rohit. Set in New York City, Naina, a pessimistic young woman, finds her life transformed when Aman enters her life with his infectious optimism. Little does she know that Aman is hiding a heartbreaking secret – he's terminally ill. As Aman helps Naina and Rohit navigate their feelings for each other, he remains a pillar of strength even as his own time is running out.



Director: Nikkhil Advani

Actors: Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan

OTT Platform: Available on Netflix

Release Year: 2003



4. Rockstar:


"Rockstar" follows the journey of Janardhan, an aspiring musician, who transforms into Jordan, a captivating rockstar, as he grapples with the pain of unrequited love for Heer. Set against the backdrop of soulful music and breathtaking locales, the film delves deep into the complexities of love, fame, and artistic expression, capturing the raw and emotional moments of Jordan's life as he navigates his way through the tumultuous world of music and heartbreak.



Director: Imtiaz Ali

Actors: Ranbir Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri

OTT Platform: Available on Netflix

Release Year: 2011



5. Raanjhanaa:


"Raanjhanaa" is a compelling romantic drama directed by Aanand L. Rai. The film follows the journey of Kundan (Dhanush), who falls deeply in love with Zoya (Sonam Kapoor) during his childhood. His unrequited love spans years and distances, and he remains devoted even as Zoya pursues higher education. The story takes a tragic turn when political and personal conflicts arise, leading to a heart-wrenching climax that leaves audiences emotionally moved.



Director: Aanand L. Rai

Actors: Dhanush, Sonam Kapoor

OTT Platform: Available on Netflix

Release Year: 2013



6. Sanam Teri Kasam: 


"Sanam Teri Kasam" is a poignant romantic drama that follows the story of Saraswati, a plain-looking librarian, and her journey of self-discovery and love when she seeks help from a handsome neighbor, Inder, to transform her image. As their relationship deepens, they navigate societal judgments, personal struggles, and a rollercoaster of emotions, showcasing the transformative power of love.



Director: Radhika Rao, Vinay Sapru

Actors: Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane

OTT Platform: Zee5

Release Year: 2016



Whether it's the epic tragedy of Devdas or the modern-day love saga of Aashiqui 2, these films remind us that even in the depths of heartbreak, cinema has the power to move us profoundly. So, grab some tissues and relive the emotional rollercoaster on your favorite OTT platforms.